Once a demilitarized zone, Siachen became a zone of conflict between India and Pakistan since 'Operation Meghdoot' in 1984.
Confirming the news during the inauguration of Colonel Chewang Rinchen Bridge at Shyok River in Ladakh on Monday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that the entire area has been re-opened only for tourism purposes.
Ladakh has tremendous potential in Tourism. Better connectivity in Ladakh would certainly bring tourists in large numbers.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) October 21, 2019
The Siachen area is now open for tourists and Tourism. From Siachen Base Camp to Kumar Post, the entire area has been opened for Tourism purposes.
Rajnath Singh further believed Ladakh has tremendous potential for tourism.
Better connectivity in Ladakh would certainly bring tourists in large numbers.